Hello Seattle, it is wonderful to be home!
I originally started this post while in New York at the the Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station for my artist in residency program. Unfortunately I was unable to finish it until now, due to technology limitations.
The Huyck was astounding and I was inspired by the beauty all around me. So let me paint you a picture of my time at the preserve. Our cabin sat upon the edge of a large pond which led to a small waterfall, flowing into a creek as it passes behind the cabin. The porch looks out at the pond, where birds of all varieties skim across the top, deer come to drink from the edge and fish and turtles pop out from its depths. The property was surrounded by acres of preserved land, with trees of all shapes and species, laced with miles of hiking trails.
I would spend the mornings out in forest field sketching and and my afternoons in the studio drawing. I completed a few pieces during my time there and I will share them with you over the next few posts. The first piece I wanted to share with you is that of a Green Frog, Rana clamitans melanota. I found him while wandering around a creek bed with two of the other researchers at the preserve. He is done in stippled ink.
Before I leave you, I think it is important to say thank you to all the wonderful people I was lucky enough to meet, live with or work with while there. This was truly an amazing experience and I appreciate so much being given the opportunity!